Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274412 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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#815445 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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The question was clear...will unemployment benefits go on indefinitely...considering jobs will be more scarce when taxes and regulations increase next year.
Its your Fox "News" driven assumption that jobs will be scarcer next year. Where's your empirical data that indicates that jobs will be scarcer next year? Fox's "Stands to reason" isn't empirical data.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#815446 Dec 2, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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They're all millionaires on here!!
And sober, drug-free ones, too, Ms. Washrag.
The million part of the millionaire you present is something precious, valuable and morally sound. They have conscience.

Something you envy and will never possess.

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#815447 Dec 2, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
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Imagine all that, even with a top marginal tax rate of 90%. How did all the 'job creators' survive?
Why didn't they all flee the country? Carol contends that if the top marginal rate is raised 3% to 39% they will all flee the country taking their wealth with them. Are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet really that mercenary?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#815448 Dec 2, 2012
Reagan's Forgotten Tax Record

Almost immediately upon enactment of the 1981 tax cut, Reagan came under enormous pressure to do something about the federal budget deficit. While his preferred approach was to cut spending as much as necessary, it was not politically possible to so. His aides began pressuring him to support a tax increase. Conservative activists were appalled that Reagan would even consider such a thing, but he eventually endorsed the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982. According to a Treasury Department analysis, it raised taxes by close to one percent of GDP, equivalent to $150 billion per year today, and was probably the largest peacetime tax increase in American history.

This was just the first of many tax increases that President Reagan endorsed and signed into law. There were 11 major tax increases during his administration.

.....In the end, Reagan’s tax legacy fits neither the right-wing nor left-wing pigeonholes. Although he cut taxes when he could, he raised them when he had to. That’s something self-styled Reaganites today should remember.

http://capitalgainsandgames.com/blog/bruce-ba...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#815449 Dec 2, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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And sober, drug-free ones, too, Ms. Washrag.
The million part of the millionaire you present is something precious, valuable and morally sound. They have conscience.
Something you envy and will never possess.
http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/2592...

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#815450 Dec 2, 2012
Is Obama bucking for leadership like Egytpian president?

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#815451 Dec 2, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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A classic display of wanting to shoot the messenger for bringing the message. Fifteen years of hearing the truth has left you with migraines. The only thing worse than exposing you to the truth would be to sprinkle Holy Water on your Liberal-Possessed Orc body.
I only watch Fox long enough to gauge its current level of ridiculousness. Usually when I see a meme develop that has the Fox stink to it. So, no migraines here chubby.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#815452 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Oh, and he won by 4.5 million votes which is about 4 million more than the margin by which W. won in 2000.
I know, its embarrassing but you need to embrace it as the new reality.
BAM!
carol

Orlando, FL

#815453 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Your stupid shines through as usual. No comparison?
Just the fact that the DJIA doubled under Obama's four years as opposed to Ike's eight and that a "large governmental economic stimulus" was the hallmark of Obama's first term practically begs no comparison at all!
Ike saw 7.5% unemployment during the 1958 recession.
Don't know where you copied and pasted this from but you should get a different source.
You should be real careful who you call stupid.

Unemployment was 7.4% and 7.5% only 4 months out of Eisenhower's 8 year term.

During most of his presidency, it stayed roughly between the 4.5% to 6.0% range.

http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet

Is the Bureau of Labor and Statistics a good enough source?

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#815454 Dec 2, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Realtime and I were discussing the failure of charter schools. Let him do his own damn homework.
Two of the brief forays into public school my kids experienced were charter schools, both failed due to financial mismanagement. I'm convinced that it has to do with the framework they're forced to comply with because I see private schools succeed all the time.
GOPidiotsx

Chicago, IL

#815455 Dec 2, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Empathy is a word and only a word to Tenzing types. Describing the loss of political/economic freedoms or the torture of innocents to many Liberals is like trying to describe a disembowelment to a blind deaf mute. You can't reach into the depths of a shallow mind.
Your mind is the kiddie pool to Tenzings olympic sized model.

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#815456 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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Rev. William John Henry Boetcker authored a pamphlet entitled "The Ten Cannots" that emphasized freedom and responsibility of the individual on himself. The error attributing them to Lincoln stemmed from a leaflet titled "Lincoln on Limitations" where authentic Lincoln quotes were published with the "The Ten Cannots" also listed.
However, these 10 truths bear repeating.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
...You cannot deny the truth.
You can when you wrap it in a lie, you idiots would never quote the honorable William John Henry Boetcker, he's not in your lexicon. Y'all are well known for false attributions. Hell, Newt had y'all convinced there were no such things as "Palestinians" but your own Bible proved him wrong.
carol

Orlando, FL

#815457 Dec 2, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Why didn't they all flee the country? Carol contends that if the top marginal rate is raised 3% to 39% they will all flee the country taking their wealth with them. Are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet really that mercenary?
It's a much different climate with a $16 trillion debt. It's a much different climate with class warfare. It's a much different climate with the number of jobless, with the private sector under attack and an economy that's teetering on a fiscal cliff.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#815458 Dec 2, 2012
Raising Taxes Isn’t A ‘Kiss of Death’ for Employment Growth, History Shows

In the five years after a $241 billion tax increase in 1993, which Republicans criticized as the largest ever, the U.S. economy created more than 15 million jobs and grew at an average annual rate of 3.8 percent.

In the five years after President George W. Bush’s 2001 tax cuts -- which reduced marginal rates, raised the child tax credit, phased out the estate tax and gave “marriage penalty” relief to two-income households -- the economy added about 6.5 million jobs and grew at an annual 2.7 percent pace.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-02/rais...

History shows.

FOXbot emphatic assertions aside.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#815460 Dec 2, 2012
Ike? Why not Bush?

LMAO

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#815461 Dec 2, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
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Another idiotic bit of drool from Lorac. Obama was defeating the robot in the polls before Sandy. With the exception of 1 week following the 1st debate, Mittens always trailed Obama, but you wouldn't know that swallowing Dick Morris' verbal ejaculations.
So, homes and businesses flattened down to their foundation should be rebuilt by now? What, is POTUS supposed to have 'I dream of Jeannie' powers?
Dick Morris should go down in history as a misspelled footnote.

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#815462 Dec 2, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I am convinced the Boy Messiah is intentionally pushing us off the cliff with a smile on his shit-eatin' face. This evil needs to be countered with the reason, empathy and fortitude of working Americans. The Takers? F*ck 'em. They can play with their free cellphones as the world burns around them.
You have anger issues. Try hitting a pillow instead of a crack pipe.
GOPidiotsx

Chicago, IL

#815463 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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Rev. William John Henry Boetcker authored a pamphlet entitled "The Ten Cannots" that emphasized freedom and responsibility of the individual on himself. The error attributing them to Lincoln stemmed from a leaflet titled "Lincoln on Limitations" where authentic Lincoln quotes were published with the "The Ten Cannots" also listed.
However, these 10 truths bear repeating.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
...You cannot deny the truth.
Why not? You do it everytime you tune in to FOX

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#815464 Dec 2, 2012
carol wrote:
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You should be real careful who you call stupid.
Unemployment was 7.4% and 7.5% only 4 months out of Eisenhower's 8 year term.
During most of his presidency, it stayed roughly between the 4.5% to 6.0% range.
http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet
Is the Bureau of Labor and Statistics a good enough source?
I called you stupid. Unemployment was at or above 6% for all of 1958. Now the question is, did you even know we had a recession in 1958? You knew we had a depression in the 30's but what do you know beyond that? In 2112 the 2008 collapse will still be in textbooks.

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#815465 Dec 2, 2012
GOPidiotsx wrote:
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Your mind is the kiddie pool to Tenzings olympic sized model.
Wow, thanks!

<blush>

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